Archive for January, 2008
Growing in the 1/2 acre wood. we had lots of these things, they’re diappearing as the winter is colder and they succumb to the cold. This one was still going well a week ago anyway.No comments
A little over eager. It’s been sub freezing for a few days since this was taken, and nothing new has come up in that time.No comments
This is what victory looks like. We moved from a 2 car garage to a 1 car garage, and now, finally, the Miata fits in the garage. It’s tight, but it’s in there.No comments
So one of my new year’s goals was to start working with sourdough bread. So, on the first, I started a couple of starters. Yesterday, one of them got to the doubling in 24 hours stage, and then today it got to the doubling in 8 hours, so — time to start some bread.
I’m trying a 1/2 white, 1/2 wheat sourdough with a touch of honey from the King Arthur Whole grain book. I’m planning on letting it go through a slow rise or retard tonight, and then bake it tomorrow. Pictures to come…
Update — So the bread is good, a little moist, probably could have baked for another few minutes. Also, it could have risen for a while longer, I was kind of going on time, but the house is pretty cold for bread in the winter, at least away from the stove. Flavor was good, a nice hearty wheaty flavor, but not overly sour. I think this would be really good at 1/4 whole wheat, possibly even approaching the flavor of the Essential Fremont. If I can get close to that, I will consider myself successful.No comments
We’ve had a couple of little power hiccups, one after a flash and a bang nearby, and one that just killed power for long enough to drop the router and non-UPS enabled computers.
Not really expecting the power to be out long tonight, since the forcast is for 30-40 mph winds from the SW, which for us not terribly high speed, and we’re protected by some hills. But I’m shutting down the ups connected machines anyway, to preserve power for the coffee grinder if we should need it.
Update — 6.1/2 hours out, all while we were sleeping. That was pretty painless.No comments